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removal independent of the city. it's not something both sides wanted but they can live with it and that's why they appeared to be having this settlement in front of a judge and will probably an proved. >> thank you. soggy ground caused a tree crash through a master bedroom early this morning narrowly missing a couple sleeping in their bed. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the close call. >> i was asleep. i woke up. and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. the 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on the home in russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> 4 feet plus my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: neighbor lisa got a rude awakening too. >> i just heard the most
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massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: and then, she looked out of her window. >> then i saw a wall like water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also ripped down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: a neighbor is part of a neighborhood group that's been campaigning for six months to get all utility lines in the area moved underground. >> this demonstrates -- this is extremely unfortunate event for many individuals on the hill. >> reporter: for no one more so than scott, who feels fortunate today. just two days ago he moved his bed from under the spot where this tree fell. >> it is weird. it is weird. and, you know, thank god that it didn't, you know, come into the house more than it did. >> reporter: the couple and their three children had no injuries. as for damage to the house, no estimate yet on that. in san francisco, anne makovec,
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cbs 5. that wasn't the only tree that fell this morning. this one came crashing down on a parked car in san francisco's richmond district. fortunately nobody hurt. must have accessory in the burlingame parking lot, rai boots. >> a three-car crash put traffic on the golden gate bridge at a standstill this morning. no one was badly hurt but at least eight cars stalled waiting for it to be cleared out. after an active morning, there's not much hang on our cbs 5 high-def doppler radar right now. and things should stay pretty dry for the next few days. in about 15 minutes, roberta gonzales will let us know how long this dry spell will last. ken bastida is live in mobile5. residents in lafayette still living with the effects of this weekend's past storms. and ken, money being made available to help speed up repairs to that huge sinkhole in the street. >> reporter: we'll get to that in a second. we're here on mountain view drive whereby now, most people in the bay area know what
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happened. but take a look at what they were working on today. they were putting huge rocks into this culvert. this is about 80 feet long, about 40 feet wide, and about 15 feet deep. a sinkhole that really got undermined from all the water that was coming down lafayette creek over the weekend. so they were busy out here today. not only were the engineers scouring all the debris out of there, but they were also trying to figure out a way to fix this problem. this is a section of a 9-foot- wide galvanized steel pipe that was in the creek. they have been fishing these pieces out cutting them up and they will go to scrap. now they have to figure out a way to fill that void. and so the city's manager lafayette city manager steve faulk has been out shopping for a new pipe. >> so this morning, my city engineer and i are meeting with
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teams of local contractors to determine who if anybody has the type of drain pipe that would be appropriate for that creek. and specifically, we're looking for sections of pipe that are 10 feet in diameter. and so it's not something that you exactly go to home depot and buy off the shelf. typically, you have to order these on a custom basis but we're searching the bay area and in fact all of the entire state to see if anybody has enough sufficient quantity of that size pipe to drop into that hole and if they do, we'll see if we can find a contractor to do it. >> reporter: the city council appropriated some emergency money last night for will faulk. he has a million dollars now from the general fund to get this fixed. earlier estimates that it would take months to do, city council says that's not good enough. they want it fixed as soon as possible. reporting live from lafayette, ken bastida in mobile5. back to you. a woman riding her bike
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near a school is gunned down and tonight, the shooter is still out there. the report came in as a bike accident near longfellow middle school near sacramento and ward streets in berkeley last night. that's when police found the woman's body. cbs 5 reporter da lin talked to friends who said the woman was killed a block from her house. da. >> reporter: liz, police believe the victim 50-year-old pamela mullens was riding her bike home when she was shot dead. you can see down there, there's a makeshift memorial where the family and friends are gathering. that's where she was shot and as you mentioned she was shot just a block away from her house just a few -- couple of houses from where i stand right now. two dozen homicide detectives returned to the crime scene this afternoon to look for more evidence in the killing of pamela mullins. they scoured the area around longfellow middle school. >> it happened right here in front of the school. they had no regard to what they
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did. >> reporter: neighbors said they heard people arguing and then one shot around midnight. the first 911 caller didn't know about the shooting. police say the caller saw mullins bleeding from the head and thought she had fallen off her bicycle. police later determined she had been shot. >> it does appear she might have been on the bike but we, you know, obviously are still trying to confirm everything. >> i still can't believe it. i just can't because she was really close to me. she was my girlfriend. >> reporter: family and friends say mullins was a sweet woman who had just started a new job at a nearby nursing home. >> she was really nice. have you laughing, she was of a comedian. >> i can't understand t all she did was work and hang out and talk to everybody in the neighborhood. everybody around here know her. >> reporter: i talked to the victim's daughter and she is still in shock. berkeley police say they don't know why she was shot and who shot her obviously at this point. this is berkeley's fourth homicide. the last homicide in the city back in march. live in berkeley, i'm da lin, cbs 5.
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oakland police are trying to piece together what led to multiple shootings. four people were hit by gunfire near lake merritt about 10:30 last night. police say the shootings happened after two groups of people had an argument. a bystander was among those shot. he was hit as he walked to a nearby store. >> oh, wow. you know, i wouldn't be able to afford the rent that i would be paying right now. much less. so yeah, it's going to hurt. >> the real cost of going over the "fiscal cliff." we break down what californians stand to lose if there is no deal. >> a new discovery impacting how breast cancer is treated. how tweaking the recommendation for a certain drug could save lives. >> and... ♪ [ music ] >> remembering a local legend. out every thethe music and legacy of dave brubeck. ,,,, ?f<
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administration will reject a budget deal that doesn't ine higher taxes for the wealtht rcent of americans.
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treasury secretary timothy geithner said the obama administration will reject a budget deal that doesn't include higher taxes for the wealthiest 2% of americans. >> and the "fiscal cliff" deadline is now a day closer and still no deal between the president and republicans. political reporter grace lee is live in the newsroom with what this gridlock could cost californians. grace. >> reporter: well, liz, now we have some very real numbers that's what's at stake if we go over the "fiscal cliff." the daily democrat predicts that our state could lose $4.5 billion and lose about 200,000 jobs and with 26 days until that deadline, the painful reality is just becoming more clear. >> at 3:00, they want to start us closing on wednesday at noon. >> reporter: a social security employee for 30 years he is joining fellow federal workers across the u.s. to spread the word that the "fiscal cliff" is looming and at stake, social security benefits for millions. >> they seem to go for the
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people who had the least political pull, poor, disabled, people in east oakland. >> reporter: people like a social secure recipient who relies on every federal dollar. if these benefits were to be cut how would this affect you and your friends? >> oh, wow. you know, i wouldn't be able to afford the rent that i'm paying right now. much less food. so yes, it is going to hurt. >> reporter: it doesn't stop there. the federal cuts in defense spending could cost california 135,000 jobs according to george mason university. and for defense contractors in the state alone, fewer government dollars could mean a $10 billion drop in the next decade. for struggling college students, brace yourselves for less. if we go over the "fiscal cliff," a uc spokesman says we could lose $335 million in research funds. other consequences for californians, 143,000 unemployed could lose
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assistance in trying to find a job. nearly 300,000 disadvantaged students would get fewer benefits at school. 8,000 patients wouldn't get hiv testing and 2,000 women could miss out on breast and cervical cancer screening. now, we would have all those spending cuts but remember, we would also have an increase in taxes which some economists predict could throw us back into recession and with no deal who is to of blame? 53% of americans place that blame on republicans. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. the comments made by the president made investors hopeful that a quick deal could be made to avoid the "fiscal cliff." that gave wall street its first gain. week. the dow closed up more than 82 ending above 13,000. the s&p 500 rose more than 2. but the nasdaq as you see lost
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almost 23. bart's multi-million dollar nuisance. the exhaustive effort to shoo hundreds of birds away. >> and hundreds of complaints about the iphone 5. >> and now the day the drying trend begins as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. ,,
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birds threatening to delay e extension to silicon valley. the mallards, bart is trying to shoo away birds threatening to delay the extension to silicon valley. the mallards, sparrows and doves are nesting and laying eggs on the construction site. most are migratory and can't legally be moved. it's forcing a pause in some of the construction. >> it's challenging. you have to find other places to work. find work-arounds, trying to keep the job going. >> very often, work in a particular area had to be put on hold until the birds cleared out. dealing with birds also a problem for san jose international airport which is why last night the city council did approve a plan to allow airport workers to shoot birds from the runway. oakland and san francisco airports already doing that. officials say using bird shot will help prevent the birds from getting sucked into the jet's engines, causing damage and sometimes complete loss of
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power. a new discovery could be a game changer for breast cancer treatment. dr. kim mulvihill explains how doubling the recommendation for tamoxifen should stop the cancer from coming back. reporter: carrie took tamoxifen for five years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33. >> even though it may, you know, make you not feel great or you might have side effects, you know that you're doing something that's helping you. >> reporter: most breast cancers are fueled by estrogen and hormone blockers like tamoxifen can help cut the risk of recurrence. now new research suggests women should take it for 10 years, twice as long as the current five-year recommendation for tamoxifen. researchers studied nearly 7,000 women with estrogen- sensitive breast cancer who had completed five years of tamoxifen. half were randomly chosen to take the drug another five years. the others were told to stop. they found women who took it for 10 years lowered their risk
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of recurrence by 25% and of dying of breast cancer by 29% compared to those who took the pills for just five years. >> the benefits are particularly in the second 10 years. that's very helpful i think for that group of women who really have been worrying until now. >> reporter: there are about 230,000 new cases of breast cancer each year in the u.s. 50,000 are in young women before menopause. >> i think this will have an effect on practice and particularly for my young patients at high risk of recurrence. i think longer tamoxifen will feel safer for all of us. >> reporter: even women like carrie who took it years ago may consider going back on it. >> i trust my doctor unequivocally so if he told me, you need to go on this drug for five years, i would do it. >> reporter: the 44-year-old says she just wants to be here for as many years as she can. you every now it does have some troubling -- >> now it does have troubling side effects including cancer of the lining of the uterus, blood clots, hot flashes and
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night sweats and nausea but experts say the potential risk of those things is outweighed by the benefit of less breast cancer recurrence. >> keeping it in remission. >> reporter: absolutely. keep it away. >> thank you. roberta, we're dealing with a little more rain today. is it finally tapering off and are we done. i was just loving it this morning hearing the rain and then i found all the christmas lights i had installed were down. it was a soggy start to the day today. good evening, everyone. it's live, it's our high-def doppler radar. you see a little bit of green on the screen leftover precipitation around highway 101 in the gilmore area. just how much rain measured up today in the bucket? sfo a half inch. over an inch in san francisco and an it's live our weather camera towards a very foggy,
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low 60s in santa rosa. we should anticipate fog in the evening hours still lingering mist around down san jose. that's a pretty view. 26 degrees westerlies at 8 miles per hour, 62 degrees. this evening just a few scattered stray showers for the most part beginning our drying trend. and thursday, it will turn sunny by the afternoon hours. the extended forecast i think you will enjoy the seven-day forecast. first mild with the clouds into the 50s and 40s. it looks like this area of low pressure really began to fall apart at the seams once it banged up across the northwestern section of the state of california. and in fact, little snow is to be found in the high sierra. we had a lot of warmer air mass associated with this. okay. let's put this into gear. it's our futurecast. placing the rain showers out of here. notice that right there tomorrow morning's commute. a drying trend begins. it will be sunny and bright and temperatures actually spot on for this time of the year. so what does that mean for
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tomorrow's raider game hosting the broncos at 5 p.m.? 58 degrees dropping into the low 50s. tomorrow here's a look at your temperatures. 50s at the beaches, 60s in morgan hill, gilroy. low 60s around the eastern portion of the bay area. the winds flat. 50s, 60s to the north. the extended forecast there you have it each and every day. it's pretty much now a stagnant weather pattern under the influence of high pressure. we're talking seasonal temperatures and the abundance of sunshine and a good chance to dry out. >> have to clean up the yard. >> thanks, ro. well, paying for data that you can't use. it's a problem hundreds of iphone 5 owners are running into. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts with one woman's story and how hard it's been for her and her fight with sprint. >> cannot open, server not responder. >> reporter: it's a message vicki gets almost every time of see this tries to access the
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internet on the sprint iphone 5. >> you have four full bars of 3- g connectivity but you can't catch data or upload a photo. >> reporter: there are more than 400 posts and over 60,000 views to this thread on sprint's website. iphone 5 data not working. like many, vicki first assumed it was her iphone so she went to the apple store which twice replaced it. but when her 3-g still wouldn't work? >> i started calling sprint. basically inferred i was making it up. or that it was an apple problem. >> reporter: she got the runaround for weeks and like many posts online she says with each call to sprint, she got a different answer until a sprint engineer finally gave her one that made sense. >> this is the known issue in about a dozen cities like chicago, new york, minneapolis, and because we don't know how to fix it, i'm closing your trouble ticket because i can't resolve it. >> it's outrageous that they're basically advertising a service
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that they're not giving to the consumer. >> reporter: attorney bill nussbaum says sprint is in violation of their contract with customers and says people like vicki should immediately file complaints with the fcc and the attorney general. he says she does have the right to sue sprint for breach of contract. but it could take time to get any results. vicki just wants out of her contract and to run the phone. >> i don't think i should have to pay for two phones that can't work on sprint's network on a known issue they can't fix. >> reporter: she says sprint won't let her out of her contract but called again late this afternoon to say they are considering compensation for her unusable data. sprint won't comment about how long they have known about the issue or how many people are affected. if you have a complaint, email us. she just wants out of the contract. >> thank you. coming up, remembering a jazz legend. with bay area roots. >> a look back at the life and career of dave brubeck.
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death of a jazz pioneer. ,,
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and a bay area native. and y area native. dave his 92-nd bi ask. the music world is mourning the disof jazz pioneer and a bay area native. dave brubeck died this morning one day shy of his 92nd birthday. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman has a look back at his life and legend. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: if dave brubeck was the high priest of west coast jazz, this was his temple. the blackhawk nightclub corner of turk and ellis in san francisco he was tenderloin. today, the tenderloin is -- well, it's the tenderloin. back in the day when dave brubeck held court -- >> the blackhawk was -- was in reality a dive. >> reporter: toby gleason remembers going to the blackhawk when he was 6 or 7
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with his dad legendary dad critic jack gleason. >> it was dark, it was dinghy, smoky. but it was a vibrant scene. >> reporter: typical jazz club of the day but dave brubeck was far interest typical. for one thing, he was white. and a fierce antisegregationist. wouldn't play clubs where blacks weren't allowed. for another, he was classically trained. went to graduate school at mills college. >> dave brubeck's name is part of our history. we're very proud that dave brubeck was a stay tuned here. >> reporter: he came from his family's ranch near where the concord pavilion now stands. a bay area boy through and through who hit the big time with the crossover hit "take five." ♪ [ music ] >> being propelled on a national scale, you know, being so popular... it was an extraordinary thing. >> reporter: it remains to this day one of only two or three jazz standards to breakthrough
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the top 20 hits. it's syncopated time signature was dave brubeck's signature and helped put him and san francisco jazz on the map. mike sugerman, cbs 5. ,,,, ,,
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the kidnap and rape of an area teenager, i'm dana king. here's what we're working on for the 6:00 news. the kidnap and rape of an autistic bay area teenager raises the question: did
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social service workers act appropriately? tonight, we ask if there is anything more they could have done? >> and nearly a half million dollars of stolen electronics recovered. the massive bust in a bay area city. we'll have that and much more at 6:00. >> that is amazing. >> yeah. >> see you in 30 minutes. "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> and remember, the latest news and weather are always on captions by: caption colorado >> pelley: tonight, raising the stakes. the administration says it's absolutely ready to go over the fiscal cliff unless republicans agree to tax increases. reports from major garrett and chip reid. >> pelley: a household name in
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